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General Information

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to the 19th Annual Meeting of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) to be held April 17-April 20, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Posters will be displayed April 18 and published on cpnp.org and in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice. The abstract submission center is closed; you can browse all accepted abstracts here.

Awards are available in five different categories:

  • Research Trainee Award: Qualified abstracts include a Work in Progress and Original Research. Interim data analysis required, and the first author must be a student, resident, fellow, or within 12 months of completion of training.
  • Original Research: Abstracts should describe original research in therapeutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics, outcomes, drug utilization, kinetics, genetics and academic pursuits. Abstracts must not have been published in abstract form nor presented as a poster elsewhere before the CPNP 2016 Meeting.
  • Innovative Practices Award: Abstracts describing the development, justification, documentation, and/or delivery of innovative services or activities applicable to psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. The descriptive abstract should not duplicate any other poster category and should describe the development of innovative services/activities and should provide background/rationale, a description of the innovative service, the impact on patient care/institution and a conclusion.
  • Therapeutic Case Report Award: Abstracts describing the various aspects of pharmaceutical care relating to individual psychiatric and/or neurological pharmacy cases. Abstracts should provide a complete patient history including age, gender, time from first diagnosis, social background, and details of, and response to, previous and current treatment(s). Cases should include background, complete patient history, review of literature, and conclusion.
  • NEW! CPNP Foundation Strategic Goals Award: Abstracts must address stigma associated with psychiatric disorders or comprehensive medication management as a best practice.

Award Finalists

The poster hall will be open for viewing throughout the day on April 18, and all award finalist posters will be manned during both poster sessions. Session 1 is from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and Session 2 is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Award announements will commence at 5:30 p.m.

CPNP Foundation Strategic Goals Award Finalists

Natalie Valentino, PharmD, Pharmacy Resident, Salt Lake City VAHCS, Salt Lake City, UT
Assessment of Rationale in Refusal of Take-home Naloxone by Veterans at Risk for Opioid Overdose in the Primary Care Setting

Victoria Seaton, PharmD, UAMS College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fayetteville, AR
Student Pharmacists' Social Distancing Towards People with Mental Health

Innovative Practices Award Finalists

Richard Silvia, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, MCPHS, Boston, MA
Collaborative Treatment of Depression by a Psychiatric Pharmacist Integrated within a Community Health Center Primary Care Clinic

Emma Palmer, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Assistant Professor of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Louisville, KY
Increasing naloxone access in Kentucky: Training pharmacists to initiate naloxone dispensing per-protocol

Original Research Award Finalists

Douglas Boggs, PharmD, MS, BCPP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT
Assessment of the Dose-Dependent Motor Effects of Intravenous Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Mark Schneiderhan, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota - Duluth, College of Pharmacy, Duluth, MN
Gender-specific improvements in metabolic markers for diabetes and dyslipidemia among patients on antipsychotics receiving Pharmacist Comprehensive Medication Management Services – 12 month randomized study

Research Trainee Award Finalists

Seenae Eum, PharmD, MS, Fellow, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Anticholinergic Burden and Neuropsychological Deficit in Psychotic Disorders

Nicholas Ong, PharmD Candidate 2017, Student, The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson, AZ
Prescription Stimulant Medication Attitudes and Beliefs of Undergraduate Students Involved in Social Sororities

Therapeutic Case Report Award Finalists

Christie Hart, PharmD, MBA, PGY1 Resident, Iowa City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Iowa City, IA
Administration Considerations with use of Paliperidone Palmitate Long-Acting Injectable in a Patient with Breakthrough Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder

Cristofer Price, PharmD, BCPP, Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager - Mental Health, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI
Fatal Aspiration of Gastric Contents Secondary To Clozapine Induced Constipation

Awardee Benefits

  • $500 honorarium
  • Recognition/announcement on-site at the CPNP Annual Meeting
  • Post-meeting press release announcements
  • Historical recognition on the CPNP website
  • Recognition as an award recipient in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice

Abstract Author and Poster Presenter Handbook

The 2016 Poster Presenter Handbook provides the most important details for abstract authors. It contains deadlines, submission requirements, poster guidelines, and example abstracts. Download it and review the information carefully.